Global Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion  (Volume 3 Issue 1)
 Usefullness of Baseline Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) in Hematological Malignancies Global Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
Pages 10-15

Burak Uz

Published: 20 January 2016
Systemic inflammatory response was reported to be a poor prognostic factor in several malignancies. An inexpensive and readily available laboratory tool, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), can be easily obtained from differential blood counts. Current evidence suggests that a baseline NLR may predict the long-term survival results of patients with lymphoproliferative diseases (especially diffuse large B-cell lymphoma). The relationship between systemic inflammation and cancer, and the usefulness of NLR in hematological malignancies will be disscussed in this comprehensive review.
 Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, Inflammation, Cytokines, Cancer, Metastasis, Predictive, Prognosis.